::: The Bank of Life by Emily Post :::

THE BANK OF LIFE

Life, whether social or business, is a bank in which you deposit certain funds of character, intellect and heart; Continue reading

Oh, to be young and powerful… (img)





Q.  What’s the big deal with Pinterest? Why is Pinterest so amazing? Continue reading

"It’s Lin-describable!" (SNL/Jeremy Lin spoof)

Lin

I’m sure you’ve already seen this. If so, it’s worth seeing again. If not, what are your thoughts? Continue reading

Difficult Conversations: A step-by-step dialogue template

I received simple but important communication tips tonight. Continue reading

How To Respond to Rude Behavior… (Per Twitter experts)

Stephanie Tanner (Full House)

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Got Enemies?

The Woman and The Crowd

‘The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.

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30K+ Page Visits ( a/o Feb 18th)!

Dear reader,


Our blog has reached over 30,000 visits since its first post in April 2011.


While this is an inconsequential number compared to other blogs on the web, this is a huge number to myself and to those who have contributed their time to write posts, respond to interview questions, take photographs, edit, review, promote, recommend, etc…


Maintaining a blog is tedious work especially when one isn’t paid to do it.


Thank you for following, reading, commenting, recommending and sharing our posts.


We’ve enjoyed hearing from you and about you. You not only help create the PrettyPinkPonies brand, you are part of the PrettyPinkPonies brand! We look forward to getting to know more about you and growing with you as our blog and brand continue to grow.


Thanks, again, for your visit. It is encouraging and much much appreciated.


Gratefully yours,


Meg and the Pretty Pink Ponies brand.

I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE (E. Ensler)

I love being a girl.

I can feel what you’re feeling as you’re feeling inside the feeling before

I am an emotional creature.

Things do not come to me as intellectual theories or hard-pressed ideas. They
post through my organs and legs and burn up my ears.

Oh, I know when your girlfriend’s really pissed off, even though she appears to
give you what you want.

I know when the storm is coming. I can feel the invisible stirrings in the air

I can tell that he won’t call back. It’s a vibe I share

I am an emotional creature

I love that I do not take things lightly.

Everything is intense to me:
The way I walk in the streets. The way my Mama wakes me up. The way it’s
unbearable when I lose. The way I hear bad news.

I am an emotional creature

I am connected to everything and everyone. I was born like that. Don’t you say
it’s all negative, that it’s only a teenage thing or it’s only because I’m a
girl.

These feelings make me better. They make me present. They make me ready.
They make me strong.

I am an emotional creature.

There is a particular way of knowing. It’s like the older women
somehow forgot.
I rejoice that it’s still in my body.

Oh, I know when the coconuts are about to fall. I know we have pushed the Earth
too far. I know my father isn’t coming back and that no one’s prepared for the
fire.

I know that lipstick means more than show and boys are super
insecure and so-called terrorists are made, not born

I know that one kiss could take away all my decision making ability. And you
know what? Sometimes it should.

This is not extreme. It’s a girl thing. What we would all be if the big
door inside us flew open.

Don’t tell me not to cry, to calm me down, not to be so extreme, to be
reasonable.

I am an emotional creature.

It’s how the Earth got made, how the wind continues to pollinate.

You don’t tell the Atlantic Ocean how to behave.

I am an emotional creature.

Why would you shut me down and turn me off? I am your remaining memory. I can
take you back. Nothing has been diluted, nothing’s leaked out.

I love, hear me, I love that I can feel the feelings inside you.

Even if they stop my life.

Even if they break my heart. Even if they take me off track.

They make me responsible.

I am an emotional, I am an emotional, unconditional, devotional creature.

And, I love, hear me,I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, being a girl

 by E. Ensler…




This piece touched me when I first saw her recite it on TED. How do you like it?

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What are YOUR thoughts?

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Quote of the day: #Accomplishment

“Those who boast of their descent, 
brag on what they owe to others.” 


Seneca 






Make your own mark…in fancy high-heeled shoes! #poniesGTD

…more rants

From Blogger to Intern: Lucy’s fashion internship at NorthSix… (magazine)

Read about a fashion blogger’s internship at a major Fashion Production Agency in
Glossy Magazine Issue 7…

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More Glossy…

Would You Survive this Job Interview (video)?

Quote of the day: #Branding

“Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels.” 


– Gwen Stefani


 This quote speaks to how essential image is for a person’s success. Gwen Stefani’s style and character is just as much a part of her identity as her musical talent. It wouldn’t be the same if she showed up to “work” lazily dressed in frumpy clothes. That’s not what her boss (fans) pays her for.


 In a similar way, professionals are expected to dress according to what their business, industry, leaders, clients, expect of them. It’s part of your identity as a responsible and successful pro.



Do you agree?

HBR Ideacast with Dr. ALICE HENDRICKSON EAGLY

Present position: James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, 
Faculty Fellow of Institute for Policy Research, and Professor of Management & 
Organizations, all at Northwestern University.
Address: Department of Psychology, Swift Hall, 2029 Sheridan Road, Northwestern 
University, Evanston, IL 60208-2710, USA
Telephone: (847) 467-5026; FAX (847) 491-7859
E-MAIL Address: eagly@northwestern.edu
UNIVERSITY DEGREES & HONORS
A. B. Summa Cum Laude (Social Relations); Radcliffe College (Harvard University), 
Cambridge, Massachusetts; June, 1960
Phi Beta Kappa, 1959
Phi Beta Kappa Ranking Senior Prize at Radcliffe College, 1960
National Merit Scholar, 1956-60
Fulbright Fellow (Norway), 1960-61
M. A.  (Psychology); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; June, 1963
Ph. D. (Social Psychology); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; December, 
1965
Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1961-62
National Science Foundation Cooperative Graduate Fellow, 1962-65
Sigma Xi, 196

Harvard Business Review asks us: Is Multi-tasking Good?


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